We had 53 gardeners from Norway visit us yesterday, on a tour arranged by Inspiration Tours.
Lucky for us we were able to get help serving the teas and cake. The group had to be split in half, one half looking at the garden while the other half had teas, then swap around.
It seemed to work reasonably well, and we got to talk with most of the group.
In the garden some of the stars of the show where, Dahlias, Lilies and Echium, and of course the colours and scent.
The lawns came under scrutiny too, but came out well, the edges to the lawn where described as being "Razor sharp" by one of the group!
To all the group that visited us, thank you for coming to our garden, and we hope you enjoyed our garden as much as we enjoyed meeting you all.
Dahlia 'Totally Tangerine'
Lilium pardalinum 'Giganteum'
Phlox carolina 'Magnificence'
Clematis integrifolia 'Hanajima' in bud.
Suddenly some very hot temperatures, up to 31c in shade, in the 'Exotic' garden.
Yes it makes everything grow very fast, but the flowers don't last long.
June in Lyn's garden, and the Clematis, Lilies and Irises start to make up the show.
With over 100 different Clematis, more than 50 different Lilies and about 20 Irises, they start to make the explosion of colour, which normally comes to it's height in the middle, to end of July. But possibly earlier this year.
I have taken over 300 pictures so far in June, of plants and views of the garden. Here are just a few.
Clematis texensis 'Princess Diana'
Clematis texensis 'Princess Kate'
Clematis integrifolia 'Blue pirouette'
Lilium 'Red Life'
Lilium 'Pink Tiger'
Lilium martagon 'Claude Shride'
Campanula, I need to ask Lyn which one this is.
And a couple from the 'Exotic' garden.
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'